NextEra granted approval to develop Solar Plant

DFN: This article mentions the CEC granted preliminary approval for the BrightSource, Abengoa and Solar Millennium solar thermal projects last month.

NextEra wins approval for 250MW solar thermal plantBy Editorial
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NextEra Energy Resources has secured approval from the California Energy Commission to develop a solar thermal plant in the state. The Beacon Solar Energy Project, located in eastern Kern County, will have a 250MW capacity and be built, owned and operated by NextEra subsidiary Beacon Solar. The solar thermal plant will span around 2,000 acres of former farmland on the edge of the Mojave Desert, and is scheduled for completion by 2014.

Last month, The California Energy Commission granted preliminary approval to three solar thermal projects in the state. The plants are being developed by BrightSource Energy, Abengoa Solar and Solar Millennium, & will have a combined generating capacity of 1.6GW.

In July, NextEra signed a deal to supply wind power to the energy subsidiary of internet giant Google. The firm will purchase 114MW of the capacity of NextEra’s Story II wind farm.


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